Lunchtimes, and at all times, Chen Lieh Tang can be glimpsed in his Chelsea kitchen leaning into steaming pots of Chinese egg noodles, mixing sauces, and teaching his cooks the tricks of his trade. Since the March opening of his restaurant, Shorty Tang Noodles, on Eighth Avenue and 15th Street, the 64-year-old Tang has been … Continue reading Past Perfect in Chelsea
Chelsea's gallery district has reigned as the heart of the city's contemporary art movement since the late 1990s. But could skyrocketing rents, coupled to the availability of cheaper options in other parts of the city, mean the district is losing some of its cachet with gallerists? An August 2016 report by StreetEasy found that real … Continue reading Is Chinatown the new arts district?
Back at blogging instead of studying. Some things I love about living in Chinatown (so far) : Old people intensely playing cards in the park. Abundance of fruits and veggies. Cool street art. Short and colorful buildings. Seeing counterfeit bag transactions. Some things I love about being back in school (so far) : Reading romantic … Continue reading Back At It
This is not actually going to be an ode. Last year on the day before I left Paris, my friends and I rode around the city on bikes, hit up our favorite cafe, ate a gourmet lunch, and had a picnic underneath the Eiffel Tower. It was romantic and I was so ridiculously sad to … Continue reading Ode to New York
Hundreds of balloons escaped into the air, confetti littered the slushy sidewalks, and children dressed up like goats for the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown on Sunday.